Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS228

Incident date

December 4, 2015

Location

جسرين, Jissrain, Damascus, Syria

Geolocation

33.51049, 36.38865 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between 16 and 30 civilians were reported killed and more than 50 others injured (“most of them women and children”), when Russian warplanes allegedly dropped four missiles on the popular market town of Jissrain (‘Two Bridges’), destroying residential buildings and shops according to reports.

Activists told  Shaam News Network that the civilians had been “shot to pieces.” Reported deaths quickly rose from 11 to 27 and then to 30, with dozens of people injured, some critically. Local hospitals were said to have been overwhelmed.

Civilians killed have been named by VDC.  2 unidentified women, 2 unidentified men and 1 unidentified child was also discovered.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (7)

  • Suleiman Darweish Adult male killed
  • Rafat Darweish Adult male killed
  • Abdulrazzaq Darweish Adult killed
  • Daughter of Nazem Darweish Child female killed
  • Daughter of Abo Diab Darweish Child female killed
  • Mohammad Khaled Darweish Child male killed
  • Abdulrhamen Jabri Darweish Adult male killed

Family members (2)

  • Dia al-Nabki Adult male killed
  • Wael al-Nabki Adult male killed
  • Hassan al-Khateib Adult male killed
  • Mohammad Zuheir Abdulhay Adult male killed
  • Khaled Abdulqader Makawi  Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    16 – 30
  • (3–6 children2 women10 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    50
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

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    Graphic footage showing victims following an alleged Russian airstrike on Jissrayn. (via, Coordination Committee of Jissrayn- Eastern Ghouta)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

For November 26th-December 4th 2015, Russia made no public mention of carrying out strikes in Damascus governorate.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    16 – 30
  • (3–6 children2 women10 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    50
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]